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    Working Families report shows high earners more likely to work flexibly

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    New research by charity Working Families for National Work Life Week (3-7 October) has found that parents who earn more than £70,000 a year are 47% more likely to work flexibly than those earning between £10,000 and £40,000. Today (5 October) is Go Home On Time Day, a campaign that aims to encourage employees around […]

    Men given twice as much workplace flexibility as women – and still take more fake sick days

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    Men are given twice as much flexibility than women when it comes to working hours, according to new research. The study, conducted by conference call service provider Powwownow, found that on average men work six hours flexibly per week, compared to just three hours worked by women. Surprisingly, less than half of women (47%) are […]

    Only 7% choose the office for productivity

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    Employees these days have a lot of choice when it comes to where they work. The internet and improved technology has made it so we can work from virtually anywhere. But where do employees go to improve their productivity? According to a FlexJobs survey, it’s certainly not the office. The survey of more than 3100 […]

    Employees reward bosses with more overtime for flexible hours

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    There’s a common misconception that employees who ask for flexible hours do so in order to work less. But new research shows staff are more likely to work overtime if they’re given the freedom to decide their working hours. It has been reported that around a third of UK employees have flexible hours with the […]

    Working parents prefer flexibility over salary

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    Children will be heading back to school soon, and many working parents are already thinking about how they’ll handle their work-life balance in the coming year. A new survey by FlexJobs shows employees with children 18 and younger value flexibility over higher salary when it comes to job perks. The survey of nearly 1200 working […]

    Home workers happier despite choosing to work more hours

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    New research has found that home workers are happy despite choosing to work more hours than when they worked in traditional offices, according to customer service provider Sensée. Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can […]

    Top 10 excuses to skip work for Euro 2016 matches revealed

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    With the England versus Wales Euro 2016 match kicking off tomorrow, a new research survey of 1351 people from reed.co.uk has found the top 10 excuses truant employees will use to try to skip work and watch the game at 2pm on Thursday, 16 June. Failing household appliances, fake funerals and poorly pets are just some […]

    Forget Starbucks: 10 inspirational mobile working hotspots in London

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    As the trend for flexible mobile working increases, office supplier Staples is encouraging Londoners to get out and work in some of the best wifi hotspots in the capital – and there’s not a Starbucks in sight. New scientific research suggests that working in a public environment can help increase productivity. To aid London-based remote […]

    Only a third of employers are supporting working carers

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    Just a third of employers (34%) have a formal written policy or an informal verbal policy in place to support working carers, according to a new survey published today. With estimates suggesting that three in five people will end up caring for someone at some point in their lives, employers are being urged to put […]

    Flexible workers put business data at risk

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    Every day across the UK around 1.5 million professionals work from home – more productive, happier in their role and measurably less stressed, perhaps. At the same time, however, they may be increasing the risk to sensitive business data. Since the Government has recently given all employees the right to request flexible working, the number […]